Country:

Canada

Cities:

Toronto

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

The Avanade Infrastructure Talent Community designs, installs, and configures technology architecture for Avanade’s Enterprise clients. Avanade’s expertise spans security, availability/fail-over, business continuity and disaster recovery, operating system/compute, storage, databases, networking and operations infrastructure, involving Microsoft or multi-vendor technologies.

As a Cloud Solutions Consultant in our Infrastructure Talent Community, you will participate installation of complex Azure based solutions by working directly with clients to transform their legacy technology landscapes into “Cloud Ready” or “Cloud Native” ecosystems and support the adaptation of Avanade solutions as business requirements change.

With a thorough understanding of both client requirements and Avanade Solutions, you will participate in projects of moderate to large size (greater > 5000 seats) and complexity. You will interact frequently with clients to ensure smooth and successful implementation of Avanade solutions.

Day-to-day, you will:

* Interact with project leads and technical stakeholders in building solutions.

* Your role as an IT consultant will be to work in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems.

* You'll work to improve the structure and efficiency of IT systems in various organisations.

* Support new technology implementation

* Provide assistance with technical issues, escalations and resolution

* Revise existing systems and suggest improvements

* Produce reports

* Travel as needed

About you

You are an experienced technology consultant. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as with client. With your excellent communications skills, you are adept at mapping business needs to technology solutions and helping non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions.

Your skillset includes but is not limited to:

* 5+ years of relevant experience in IT field.

* 3+ hands on experience in implementations and/or maintaining production-grade cloud using Azure Cloud Platform, along with virtualization, multi-tenant cloud infrastructures, storage systems and content delivery networks.

* Experience with Microsoft Azure core services, Platform as a Service, SaaS. Strong integration and scripting skills.

* Ability to stay current on Azure technology outside of the work environment compliments this role (i.e. lab work, Azure tenant, O365 tenant, blogging and writing).

* At least one of the Azure technical certification exams

* Familiarity with networking infrastructure, load balancers, firewalls, and VPN in virtual machines and containerized applications is a plus.

* Any networking, security or competitive product experience such as Cisco, Amazon Google are a plus.

* Automation Experience, and infrastructure as code (Chef, Terraform, Puppet, etc) are a plus.

Your non-technical experience includes:

* Good verbal and written communication skills in English (French also an asset)

* Communicating and presenting information to technical stakeholders, both orally and in written form

* Strong analytical, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills

* Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with client staff and internal teams

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.